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The Top 5 Habits of Organized People

Organization isn't a natural gift. It's a practice.

And there are some habits that organized people practice all of the time - that's how they stay organized! So, if you still struggle with clutter or aspire to be more organized, adapt these five habits in your life and see how things change!

Year in Review: Our Top 7 Posts of 2011

It's been a full year for us at the California Closets blog, posting lots of articles with organizing tips and home design inspiration. We're looking forward to a fantastic 2012, sharing before and after stories of custom closet transformations, offering more home organizing tips, and featuring design and fashion trends.

Here were our readers' favorite posts of 2011. Enjoy and happy new year!

Exorcising the Ghosts of Halloween Past

Is your collection of Halloween costumes reaching frightening levels? Is your closet or attic bursting with hats, wigs, masks, capes and more?

Prevent costume clutter! Take Ashley Steyaert's organizing advice so that next year's costume search can be quick and easy! Check out her tips for Halloween organizing that won't give you nightmares.

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Get More Space Out of Your Small Space

New York and other major metropolitan cities are known for their small living spaces, but that doesn’t have to mean clutter, disorganization or discomfort! When you master the art of creating multi-use spaces, you can enjoy your living space in any situation!

Ginny Snook Scott, our chief organization officer, gives you three ways to get more space out of your small space.

Back to School Shopping Made Simple!

Back to school shopping can be stressful - or FUN. Take the expert advice of Ginny Snook Scott, our chief organization officer, and you'll get your shopping done quickly and easily, plus have an organized kids' closet at the end!

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Stephanie's Top Five Office Design Tips

September is just around the corner and we all know what that means: back to school time! Having a functional home office space is important to keeping the entire family organized. Design consultant Stephanie Scharr Bonini shares her top five office design tips.

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Get Crafty: Organizing Tips for Your Creative Space

It's important for all of us to have a space for projects that tap into our creativity. But it's easy for craft areas to get messy with all of the tools and materials needed - from wrapping paper and ribbons to glue sticks, markers and stickers. You need a system for preventing clutter and keeping everything organized. Check out our top tips!

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4 Steps to a Gorgeous Closet

Learn how to beautify your closet with these four easy steps. Simple touches can go a long way towards creating a closet that is organized and beautiful!

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5 Online Tools to Keep You Organized

When you're trying to get - or stay - organized, it helps to have some tools to keep you on track. There's always the old standby - a pad of paper and a pen. Make your lists and then go!

But you might need more help to get those to-do's checked off. And if you're usually connected to a computer and cell phone throughout the day, then it makes sense to use online tools to keep you organized.

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The Organized Sentimentalist: Displaying Your Collections with Style

Have you identified your organizing style? If you're a sentimentalist, then you're likely very attached to your favorite belongings, mementos or collectibles. Unfortunately, your collections may be leading to unsightly clutter. There is a way to hold onto the collections you love, without eschewing organization and style.

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